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Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

The Daily Caller recently reported on a “shocking government program” where the Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming American vets by getting them put on the FBI’s background check list.

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Ridiculous “Case” Against Pro-gun House Member Dismissed

(Washington, D.C.) – Rep. Buck (R-CO) is a strong, vocal defender of gun rights.  So is Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina.

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GOA supported legislation would remove the race and ethnicity questions from the ATF Form 4473

Congressional Republicans are pushing a bill to block the feds from forcing gun buyers to disclose their race in applications, saying the government should be "color blind" when it comes to the Second Amendment.

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The Bigot Game

It worked with Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It worked with Ferguson. It's being used to bludgeon hapless Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy into submission. And now it's being used to try to overcome Second Amendment opposition to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch.

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Demand that Loretta Lynch require 60 votes in order to invoke cloture on her nomination!

Senator Mitch McConnell
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United States Senate
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-1702

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Self-Defense Corner

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Suspect Dead on Porch After Homeowner’s Shot Blows Him Out of House

On April 29, a homeowner in East Knox County, Tennessee, reportedly awoke to the sound of glass breaking, drew a bead on the alleged intruder, and blew the suspect out of the house with one shot. When police arrived, they found him dying on the porch.

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Homeowner Shoots Intruder With Single Precision Shot, Successfully Ending Home Invasion

A homeowner shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home early Wednesday morning.

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Alleged Home Invader ‘Chose Wrong House,’ Homeowner Was Armed, Ready

On April 23, an alleged 18-year-old home invader “chose the wrong house” for a daylight robbery in Arlington, Texas, and was shot and killed by the homeowner, who was in the residence at the time.

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Your Gun Won't Help You If Its Not On You: Couple Held At Gunpoint In Their Own Kitchen, Occupant Retrieves Gun After Intruder Leaves And Gives Chase

A couple walked into their kitchen early Saturday morning to have their morning coffee, and were immediately confronted by a man who held them at gunpoint.

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[VIDEO] Concealed Carrier Stops Attack On Elderly Man In Kroger Parking Lot

A 24-year-old man with a concealed firearm was walking out of a Kroger grocery store when he noticed a group of 7 people surrounding an elderly man, and at least on of them was attacking him.

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America's Foolish European Wannabes
by
Ben Shapiro
As published at Townhall.com

According to ABC News, 2008 presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) may have recently called his moderate-right credentials into question. "McCain has tapped a controversial academic to be a member of his virtual 'kitchen cabinet,'" ABCNews.com noted. That academic -- Niall Ferguson of Harvard University -- is, according to David Weigel of Reason magazine, a "foaming-at-the-mouth 'national greatness conservative.'" This academic has presented, according to Priyamvada Gopal of Cambridge University in Britain, an "aggressive rewriting of history, driven by the messianic fantasies of the American right."

Who is this dastardly intellectual twisting the liberal media's beloved "Maverick" McCain into a burgeoning Caesar? Ferguson is a prominent historian who believes that the British Empire brought a great deal of good to the world through its colonialism. More controversially, he believes that America is an empire. "It is an empire in denial," Ferguson writes in his book Empire. "Perhaps the reality is that the Americans have taken [the role of the old British Empire] without yet facing the fact that an empire comes with it."

Ferguson's statements seem almost tautological. In economic and military terms, America is clearly an empire. Yet those on the left shy away from the idea of an American empire, uncomfortable with the dictatorial and colonialist connotations of the term. Few members of the right think America's global dominance is a bad thing, and those who do, like Pat Buchanan or the old-style libertarians, are hardly in the mainstream. The American left, however, believes that as American power grows, so too does global hardship. Conservative foreign policy philosophy can be summed up with the phrase, "What is good for America is good for the world." Liberal foreign policy philosophy can be summed up with the phrase, "Shut up, you ethnocentrist bigot!"

American liberalism is an offshoot of European leftism, and European leftism is a 20th-century reaction to European hegemony over the past five centuries. European leftism sprung from the embers of a dying empire; Britain's self-loathing and breast-beating over its colonialist history only became an issue after British power had dissipated. Self-flagellation is a luxury only empires of the past can afford; it is also a useful tactic for past empires now fearing retaliation. More than anything, however, the Europeans rely on the strength of America to protect them against their past discretions. They can apologize for their ideals without consequence, since America will shield them from their Third World-assisted suicide. Europe can retreat to the international Green Acres Retirement Community and murmur softly over its bloody hands. America will foot the bill.

The American left wishes to practice the post-hegemonic multiculturalism of the Europeans and skip over the centuries of empire, which it sees as inherently exploitative and evil. This ignores three crucial facts. First, European multiculturalism is inherently flawed. Europe's colonialist history does not excuse the evils of other cultures, nor does it negate Europe's legacy of reason and liberty, which came to fruition in America. Second, America has no choice in the matter of empire; we cannot decline the honor. Doing so would entail abandoning our economic system and our Judeo-Christian values -- our raison d'etre. Third, no one will pay for our Green Acres retirement package. There is no global community willing to allow countries to live peacefully on their pensions. A weak country in the absence of a protector is a country on the verge of extinction. America has no protector. The Europeans are content in their decadence. We and we alone are the last pillar of Western civilization.

America is not an empire of the past. It is today's empire, and it is far stronger than any empire in modern history. America cannot rely on any other empire to protect it; it must protect itself. And America cannot maintain its global status if the American left insists on viewing America as just another country, no better and sometimes worse than any other. America cannot maintain her power, and by extension her safety, if the American left spends its time pushing for America to apologize for its own principles.

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